Costs to Society of Problem Alcohol use In Ireland
Alcohol-related problems cost Ireland an estimated €3.7 billion in 2007, according to the HSE’s report Costs to Society of Problem Alcohol Use in Ireland. Treating alcohol-related injuries and diseases cost the healthcare system an estimated €1.2 billion - around a tenth of the total annual healthcarebudget. Meanwhile, an estimated €1.2 billion of tax payers’ money is spent on dealing with alcohol-related crime including violence and vandalism
Making an Impression
A report from Alcohol Concern Cymru entitled “Making an impression” shows that children as young as 10-years-old in Wales are more familiar with some leading alcohol brands and adverts than those for popular foods and snacks, demonstrating that alcohol marketing messages are reaching children many years before they are of legal age to buy alcohol.
Position Paper on Alcohol Treatment Systems and Services
Alcohol Action Ireland’s Position Paper on Alcohol Treatment Systems and Services outlines that there is a compelling need to develop a comprehensive treatment system for those with alcohol problems